Description of Data Element 01251
NAME: Financial Aid Need
Student Financial Aid Reporting
The amount determined at the university by subtracting the
Expected Family Contribution (01250) from the cost of attend-
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE ERROR LEVEL
ZEROS AND 01248 = X CRITICAL
FREQUENCY COUNTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON FREQUENCY
This is the amount used by the Financial Aid Office in
determining the financial need for need-based aid. For those
students not eligible for need-based aid, code 9999999.
This should be equal to the cost of attendance for the number of
semesters the student attended minus the expected family contri-
bution for the number of semesters the student attended.
The number of semesters used in the calculation for both cost of
attendance and expected family contribution should be the same.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 9(7)
COLUMN NAME: FINAID_NEED
SHORT NAME: FINNEED
CREATE-CHANGE DATE: 08/19/04
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